Sunday. A trip to the south of the island.
We passed through the salt pans. Some of which are pink. Pink lakes!
We stopped to explore some cute odd little buildings. Not so cute afterall. They were where the slaves slept when they were working in the salt pans.
We saw lots of Greater flamingos, Snowy egrets, Ruddy egrets, Tricoloured herons, some kind of sandpiper and another kind of brown wader. Species undecipherable!
We went to the beach at the southern end of Lac Baii (bay). It was your stereotypical Caribbean beach. White sands, clear shallow warm sea. Heaven. We had lunch at The Beach Hut, where a family of sparrows asked to shared our food. Followed by a turnstone, followed by a crab!
Then we headed to the northern end of Lac Baii where the mangroves are. Exquisite. Though the insects are not. And some evil plant brushed my leg which now feels like acid is burning it! We swam again. How can we not? The temperature is consistently toooooo hot. The sea calm and refreshing and crystal clear and inviting.
Down at the southern end, there are large piles of conche shells. It’s illegal to harvest these from the seas here on Bonaire. The piles are of those that have been harvested illegally. Sadly.
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